high-deductible health plans is associated with a decline in physician
visits and in high-value preventive services. This negative impact
occurs across all income levels but is twice as great amongst
lower-income individuals than it is for those with higher incomes.
high-deductible plans whether or not they are associated with a health
savings account. Slowing health care spending by reducing the use of
beneficial health care services is not the type of health care policy we
should be supporting.
in our health care professionals; they are increasing administrative
waste, and they have have inflamed an epidemic of physician burnout.
Yet we continue to let the medical-industrial wonks lead us down this path
to the everlasting bonfire.